OAR 735-022-0060
Documents Equivalent to Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin (MCO)


DMV may accept other documents in place of an MCO if:


The original MCO has been lost or destroyed;


The vehicle was not manufactured for sale in the U.S. and an MCO was never issued;


The vehicle was manufactured in multiple stages and an MCO was not issued for the first stage, or if any part of the vehicle has already been titled or registered;


The manufacturer did not issue an MCO; or


A vehicle rental business with a valid Oregon dealer certificate issued under ORS 822.020 (Issuance of certificate):


Participates in the Electronic Vehicle Registration (EVR) Program; and


Completes the vehicle transaction with an EVR Program integrator prior to receiving an MCO from the manufacturer.


Documents that may be accepted under this rule must include evidence of releases of interest forming a complete chain of ownership from the current applicant back to the point of manufacture. If any part of the vehicle has been titled or registered, the chain of ownership for that part of the vehicle must go back to the last owner of record.


Examples of documents DMV may consider under this rule include:


If the MCO is lost or destroyed, a copy of the manufacturer’s invoice to the dealer. The invoice must be signed by the owner or office manager of the dealership and provide information as to the disposition of the original MCO; or


A letter from the manufacturer indicating to whom the interest of the vehicle was assigned with connecting bills of sale from subsequent purchasers.


A New Vehicle Report of Sale when a vehicle rental business described in this rule has not received the MCO at the time the business completes the title and registration transaction using an EVR Program integrator. DMV must receive the New Vehicle Report of Sale from the EVR Program integrator in accordance with terms of DMV’s contract with the integrator. The vehicle rental business must destroy the original MCO, if it is received for a vehicle after a New Vehicle Report of Sale has been submitted to title that vehicle.


DMV may withhold issuance of title even if equivalent documents are provided if it has reason to believe the MCO is available or that it may be in the possession of a third party.

Source: Rule 735-022-0060 — Documents Equivalent to Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin (MCO), https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=735-022-0060.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 735-022-0060’s source at or​.us